NPM 001-2011

Requesting Entity: APO Production Unit Inc.

Issues Concern: Guidelines on the Procurement of Printing Services



Whether the Guidelines on the Procurement of Printing Services issued through Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) Resolution No. 05-2010 remains to be applicable despite the enactment of Republic Act 10147 otherwise known as the General Appropriations Act (GAA) of 2011.

[T]he GPPB issued the Guidelines based on Section 29 of the GAA 2010 upon the instruction of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in her Veto Message.

In light of the enactment of the GAA 2011, x x x the GPPB discussed the applicability of the Guidelines during its 2nd Regular Meeting last 25 February 2011. In said meeting, the GPPB agreed that the Guidelines shall remain applicable inasmuch as the policy enunciated in the GAA of 2010 was entirely adopted in the GAA of 2011 as evident on the verbatim repetition of Section 29 of the GAA of 2010 in Section 25 of the GAA of 2011.

Based on the foregoing, it is our considered view that the Guidelines, which became effective 8 January 2011 following its publication in a newspaper of nationwide general circulation, shall serve as the prevailing policy on printing services and shall remain applicable for the GAA of 2011.